Origin of colloquialism
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Examples from the Web for colloquialism
“Shut up,” the hacker responded, using a Farsi colloquialism.Iranian Poet Blacklisted for Being Gay
July 3, 2014
Professor Mathews seems to have a special dislike for this colloquialism.The Verbalist
Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
There, Mr. Editor, you have a pleasing comminglement of romance and colloquialism.Old Fogy
Also, red-coats of old; whence lobster-box, a colloquialism for barracks.
Also a colloquialism for marque, as a letter of mart or marque.
"Not worth a stiver" is a colloquialism to express a person's poverty.
- a word or phrase appropriate to conversation and other informal situations
- the use of colloquial words and phrases
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Word Origin and History for colloquialism
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